First of all, let me say thank you to everyone who has been praying for us over the last few days. Your emails and comments of encouragement have been a huge blessing.
Second, I ran across an article today that truly helps to put things back into perspective. Ever since Saturday, when I found out about Andy and Emerald, I knew that Randy and I aren't the first workers to experience this kind of discouragement. But this short article about a little-known woman named Mary Moffat was just the reminder that I needed, that previous generations of workers have endured tremendous difficulty and years of discouragment. If you're interested you can read the article at titus2talk.